Norfolk Tides 7, Gwinnett Braves 0
The Tides struck out eleven times, but Paul Janish reached base four times, Trey Mancini doubled and drove in three runs and Christian Walker homered and doubled. David Hale and a motley crew of relievers kept the Braves off the board, as it should be.
Bowie Baysox 2, Trenton Thunder 7
The Baysox came within one and were then just as quickly swamped by the Thunder's offense. Somewhat appropriate given the weather engulfing the east coast today, but I digress. If it can be said that Matt Grimes didn't have his best stuff, it must be doubly so for Genison Reyes.
Grimes DID k seven batters in 4.2 innings, but allowed a homer and eight baserunners. Reyes, however, just got crushed in the sixth inning and was ultimately chrged with four earned runs in .2 innings of work. MLB veteran Julio Borbon seemed to be the only Baysox batter that clocked in today. Maybe help for the woeful Baysox offense is forthcoming?
Frederick Keys 9, Lynchburg Hillcats 6
Everyone in the top half of the Keys lineup not named Aderlin Rodriguez doubled, but that was okay, because Rodriguez offered his own spin on the daily double as he homered twice. The 24 year old veteran of the Mets system now has 13 homers on the year.
D.J. Stewart was a solid 3-4 with one of the aforementioned doubles and four runs. After a rough first half, Jomar Reyes is slugging .525 thus far in the second half and was 1-3 on the evening. Tanner Scott and local kid Ryan Meisinger were clutch in relief tossing 4.2 innings of shutout baseball. Each struck out three batters and Scott walked one.
Delmarva Shorebirds 1, Lakewood Blueclaws 6
The 'Birds defense let down its pitching, for sure, but someone besides Yermin Mercedes has to hit, too. Reid Love struck out six and was credited with two pickoffs,
Complete boxscores, including results from the GCL and DSL are available here.
NOR: Joe Gunkel
BOW: Jason Garcia
FRE: Mitch Horacek
DEL: Cristian Alvarado
...and Hunter Harvey's scheduled Monday start at Aberdeen was rained out, so it's assumed he's starting Tuesday night.